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Going to college as an “older” student

Taliah Richards

July 2, 2020

 How old is too old to go to college? As a person who spends a lot of time on different message boards and social media, I see variations of this question all the time. Is 40 too old to go back to school? Is 29 too old? What about 22? People who don’t fall into the “traditional” age range that...

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Daughter motivated Watts to not give up

Jamie Watts

May 22, 2020

Hi, my name is Jamie Watts. I will be a Spring 2020 graduate with my associate of arts in multidisciplinary studies. My journey wasn’t easy at all. I lost my mom in 1998. It’s been a very hard mental issue on me since then, and today I don’t know what happened to my mother. But, I do know...

Back on track

Raquel Perez and her family. Perez received her certificate in audio engineering during HCC's virtual graduation ceremony May 22.

Raquel Perez

May 22, 2020

I got my certificate in audio engineering! I am 30-year-old mother of seven. I dropped out of high school and became a teen mom of twin boys at 16. It took me years to get back on track but I did. I was on one path and then moved so this certification actually took me years. Last year, I...

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement for Class of 2020

This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special...

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Oprah to headline Facebook and Instagram graduation event

Liviala Lee, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

As we all know, due to the pandemic alot of events including graduations for this year has been cancelled.  Students of many schools, including the Houston Community College is unsure of how graduation will take place.  We are still waiting on advisory reports from officials from the school to confirm...

HCC graduation keynote speakers announced

HCC graduation keynote speakers announced

Ana Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2019

Graduation is on the horizon for Houston Community College. The District announced the keynote speakers for all four of HCC’s ceremonies, including the VAST and TxCHSE Academies. The VAST Academy graduation ceremony will be held at the San Jacinto Memorial Auditorium at HCC Central on Saturday,...

Where to transfer? Knowledge is power

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Alyssa Foley, News Editor

April 5, 2017

Houston Community College’s motto is ‘start here, go anywhere.’ Tis the season when many students are determining where they will go to school in the fall. With all the excitement and anxiety surrounding transferring schools, one crucial thing is missing: reliable information. Decisions on wher...

GED graduates celebrate

GED graduates celebrate

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 18, 2016

Over 200 GED graduates celebrated their accomplishment with family and friends at Houston Community College General Education Development Program commencement Wednesday, May 11, at the auditorium at HCC Central. “It was really nerve wracking,” says Monica Hernandez referring to the course of study. ...

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 5, 2016

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon at NRG Stadium. President and CEO of the Houston Texans Jamey Rootes will be the keynote speaker at commencement. The ceremony registration deadline is extended until Friday, May 6. Register...

On your mark, get set, walk

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2016

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony is set for Saturday, May 14, at 9 am at NRG Stadium. Students must meet with an adviser by March 11 to be approved for graduation. After meeting with an adviser, students need to apply for graduation online by April 15 through their Peoplesoft stu...

Over 2,000 turn tassels at HCC graduation

H-E-B Houston Division President Scott McClelland speaks to Houston Community College graduates during the school's graduation ceremony Saturday at NRG stadium.

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2015

Houston Community College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday at the NRG Stadium. The morning ceremony for associate degree recipients had 1,260 graduates, 197 faculty and 7,018 family and friends in attendance. "To graduate in a field that you have chosen is a step toward achieving...

TRiO graduates celebrate

TRiO graduates celebrate

Shanedra Smith, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

HCC Central's TRiO Student Support Services Program held their Graduation and Awards Banquet on May 1 from noon 3 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Houston. The 2015 graduates and other students received recognition for their effort and for being added to the Honors or Dean’s List. Dr....

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